HCO specialises in international commercial dispute resolution. We have extensive experience in commercial litigation, arbitration and mediation. Our strength is the tenacity creativity and intellect of our team.
The Firm has close associations with lawyers in the major commercial centres around the globe, as well as access to a worldwide network of lawyers and industry contacts.
Available 24/7, we provide a high quality, cost effective, personal and flexible service, tailored to your requirements in all our key areas of expertise.
HCO’s experience encompasses handling arbitrations conducted under the auspices of LCIA, ICC, LMAA, RSA and GAFTA. Ben has been appointed as arbitrator in a large number of maritime arbitrations and is available generally to accept appointments in appropriate cases.Read More
HCO has broad experience of advising on a wide range of aviation, insurance and reinsurance issues and actively resolving disputes in the aviation industry.Read More
HCO can assist in drafting, negotiation and finalisation of contracts and have experience in areas such as Commercial contracts, Construction contracts, Engineering contracts
and contracts for the sale and manufacture of goods.
HCO’s combined team experience has involved the conduct of cases at all court levels. These include complex landmark reported cases in the High Court, Court of Appeal, House of Lords and the European Court of Justice, originating from a wide range of business activities, including Energy, Construction, Commodities, Banking and Shipping.Read More
HCO has experience of dealing with disputes under sale of goods contracts on both FOB and CIF forms as well as related financing disputes that arise under letters of credit and other financing arrangements.Read More
HCO has wide experience in dealing with matters concerning the Energy Industry. The Firm has conducted disputes in ICC arbitration concerning the international sale of oil, relating to many aspects including quality, quantity, and delivery and payment terms.Read More
HCO advise on marine policy wordings and regularly acts in connection with the handling and defence of claims. The Firm has significant experience in dealing with claims both under P and I policies, and Hull and Machinery, Cargo and War Risks policies.Read More
HCO has experience of all problems that can arise out of the ownership, operation and use of ships, is familiar with all the standard forms of contract in use in the shipping industry and has been involved in advising and handling disputes relating to most of them.Read More